Law and Literature: The Irish Case (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming September 2022) @adamdhanna @yesthewholebook @LivUniPress

Forthcoming from Liverpool University Press:

Law and Literature: The Irish Case (Adam Hanna and Eugene McNulty, eds., 2022).

Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents.

Law and Literature: The Irish Case is a collection of fascinating essays by literary and legal scholars which explore the intersections between law and literature in Ireland from the eighteenth century to the present day. Sharing a concern for the cultural life of law and the legal life of culture, the contributors shine a light on the ways in which the legal and the literary have spoken to each other, of each other, and, at times, for each other, on the island of Ireland in the last three centuries. Several of the chapters discuss how texts and writers have found their ways into the law’s chambers and contributed to the development of jurisprudence. The essays in the collection also reveal the juridical and jurisprudential forces that have shaped the production and reception of Irish literary culture, revealing the law’s popular reception and its extra-legal afterlives.